Town Council Meeting

Next Town Council Meeting: May 6 at 6pm
Valdese Town Hall Council Chambers

The meeting will be live-streamed!

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Update on the Jimmy C. Draughn Aquatic Center Pool and Structure:

The Town of Valdese Parks and Recreation Staff, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Town Council are all working diligently to provide an open pool for our patrons as soon as possible. It is our desire to see patrons engaged in aquatic activities as soon as possible.

At this time, it is cost-prohibitive to try to repair the Bubble for future use. Please know that Valdese Town Council has requested the Parks and Recreation Commission to conduct a thorough review of potential replacement options during the next four to six weeks and make a replacement recommendation to Council during their April meeting, if possible.

Currently, recreation staff and available Recreation Commission members have visited three different pool sites and plan to visit at least three more pool sites in the next two weeks to explore additional replacement options and develop a final replacement recommendation to Town Council.

Spring Craft Market

April Craft Market - April 27th, 2024

Over 60 handmade crafting vendors will be spread across Temple Field behind the Old Rock School each April. Sponsored by the Historic Valdese Foundation and Valdese Community Affairs, the community is invited to come out and enjoy a great day of crafts, live music, and wonderful eats- all wrapped up in the fresh air of the Western North Carolina Spring day.

2024 will be the second consecutive year the event will be held at Temple Field after originally being moved to allow for more social distancing post COVID-19. The record attendance proved the location switch to be such a success the event was permanently moved outdoors. Drawing in vendors from all across the state, the market will host a wide variety of handmade goods: woodwork, pottery, jewelry, goat cheese, handmade candles, all-natural bath and body products, accessories, home décor, yard art, toys, and so much more! Attendees can also enjoy a live music performance from local musicians and a delicious menu of refreshments courtesy of the Valdese Pilot Club.

“Our craft markets are truly a crowd favorite, and this year, the timing is perfect for Mother’s Day gifting!” states Morrissa Angi, Director of Community Affairs and Tourism for Valdese. “Every year, we are blown away by the unique talent displayed by our vendors. We aim to always keep a wide variety of handmade goods at this event, so there is something for every shopper- no matter your age or interest!”

Several local businesses will also have booths at the event. Craft market attendees and vendors alike are encouraged to enjoy all downtown Valdese offers during this Spring celebration. Enjoy lunch from one of 12 locally owned restaurants, shop the boutiques, or enjoy one of the charming downtown parks or many art installations.

The Town of Valdese welcomes growth and diversity to enhance, while preserving, our existing neighborhoods, natural amenities and rich history for current residents and future generations.
-Town of Valdese Mission Statement adopted April 2, 2018

Valdese, in the heart of Burke County is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina "where the Piedmont meets the Mountains." The Catawba River traverses Burke County west to east creating a wide valley and Lake Rhodhiss. The valley is intersected by I-40, US Highways 64 and 70, and NC Highways 18 and 181. Interstates 26, 77, and 85 are within a 50-mile radius. Founded on the rich traditions of 19th century Waldensian settlers, the Town of Valdese honors the heritage and determination of the Waldenses with its historic attractions, parks and annual events. Bordered by Mineral Springs Mountain to the south and the beautiful waters of Lake Rhodhiss to the north, Valdese is the perfect destination for a small town experience surrounded by nature. The Town of Valdese website has been created to assist citizens, businesses and visitors with up to date information about the services the Town of Valdese provides. Browse our website to see what Valdese has to offer.

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Valdese Mailing Address: PO Box 339, Valdese, NC 28690

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